It’s hard to have a full appreciation for Langston Hughes’ literary genius without absorbing his “Simple” stories. The short stories were fictional conversations between the reader and a character named Jesse Semple. Semple was ostensibly as basic as his name
Is this our first look at Old Man Logan? Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart are reprising their respective roles as Logan/Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier in "Wolverine 3," which is now filming for a 2017 release. JustJared posted more than a dozen photos taken June 9 on the New Orleans set. Show More Summary
Following our first look at a scruffy, bearded Hugh Jackman, more new photos from the set of The Wolverine 3 have popped up online, giving us a peek at Patrick Stewart’s return as Professor Charles Xavier. To be honest, he doesn’t look...Show More Summary
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Bernanke blew it big-time, letting the "recovery" run seven years without any significant increase in rates. It is now painfully obvious that Ben Bernanke blew it big-time by not raising rates three years ago when the economy and markets enjoyed tailwinds. Show More Summary
From Charles Hugh Smith’s Of Two Minds blog: We’re constantly told ours is an ownership society in which owning a home is the foundation of household wealth. However, if we understand property taxes as a “lease from the local government for the right to gamble on another housing bubble arising,” then we see “ownership” in […]
Why won't the Republican Senate even consider Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, for a confirmation vote, up or down? The answer comes down to raw politics. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes said that, "We are under a Constitution, but...Show More Summary
In the new (and final) trailer for "X-Men: Apocalypse," Jennifer Lawrence 's Raven/Mystique takes over as acting leader of the X-Men, and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine makes a badass cameo. Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) is apparently...Show More Summary
According to SuperHeroHype, a very exciting character may be making her live action debut in next year's Wolverine 3. The film focuses on a team-up between Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, but SuperHeroHype...Show More Summary
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Japan Desperately Needs A Stronger Dollar, China Desperately Wants A Weaker Dollar: The Fed Can't Please Both The FX market is about to blow up in the Fed's face, and there's nothing they can do about it. Show More Summary
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Technologies such as the blockchain are enabling alternative ways of creating and distributing money outside central banks and states. If we don't change the way money is created and distributed, we will never change anything. Show More Summary
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds The cartels and state organs are frantically trying to co-op, outlaw, corral or control this disruptive technology. To say that the future of money is blockchain-based crypto-currencies and payment platforms is to state the obvious nowadays. Show More Summary
Maurice White...of Memphis, Tennessee by Charles L. Hughes | @CharlesLHughes2 | NewBlackMan (in exile) Maurice White came from Memphis. Many treatments of his life skip over these years or mention them only as prelude. But the city –...Show More Summary
Transitioned: on the Illusiveness of David Bowie by Charles Hughes + Deborah Elizabeth Whaley | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Editor’s note: David Bowie transitioned on January 10, 2016. Transitioned. That seems an appropriate word. Bowie was always different; for him to transition from this world to another seems apropos for a man so illusive. Show More Summary
It was an amazing episode of Downton Abbey on Sunday night when Mrs. Hughes officially became Mrs. Carson. Yes, it finally happened. The sweet wedding of Charles and Elsie happened and it couldn’t have been any more perfect. Of course, there is always drama before any highly anticipated TV wedding and this one was no... Show More Summary
Romance has always been an essential part of "Downton Abbey," but the show never truly felt like a rom-com until Sunday night, when Elsie Hughes and Charles Carson finally got hitched in what may be the most Pinterest-worthy wedding ever seen on the small screen. (Did you get a load of that bunting?...
Dearly beloved: We're gathered here today to discuss the wedding of Mr. Charles Carson — a stickler for etiquette, who somehow forgot he needed ushers at his own wedding — and Miss Elsie Hughes, a woman who came dangerously close to walking down the aisle in a dress so dull... More »
The Best (Black) Album of 2015 Curated by Lawrence Ware | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Contributors: I. Augustus Durham + Charles Hughes + Stevie Johnson + Emily Lordi + Mark Anthony Neal Editor's note: As we reflect upon the trauma and injustice visited upon Black folks in America and around the world in the past year, let us not lose sight of the beauty. Show More Summary
In the stories we tell about music and the South during the 1960s and 1970s, a common theme is that music was the place where race didn’t count, where white and black musicians could play together on an equal basis, be friends, have a few drinks, and craft some of the greatest music the United […]
Wanna feel like a character in a John Hughes movie who's just spent a long time making out on the dance floor? Well then listen up.
A conservative Chief Justice who repeatedly stands in the way of a progressive, Democratic president, while leading a divided, unpopular Supreme Court. No, it's not Chief Justice Roberts, though the parallels are clear. It's Charles Evans Hughes, Roberts's counterpart from 1930 to 1941, who repeatedly held back President Franklin......